Texas A&M Spring Football Game: 5 Things That Matter
What do you need to know about what happened in the Texas A&M spring football game?
1. Texas A&M Can Run The Ball
Remembering that the defense isn’t going out of its way to make big hits and tackles, the Aggies were able to crank up the ground attack with Keith Ford and Trayveon Williams each looking terrific. Ford ripped off 52 yards, while Williams and Kwame Etwi came up with big plays for the passing game. The backfield is loaded, which is a must considering …
2. The Quarterbacks Sort Of Stunk
It would’ve been nice if one of the quarterback options came out and ripped it up, but that didn’t happen.
Jake Hubenak was the rice cake for dessert option, failing to do anything all that impressive other than not miss too many short throws. He’ll be the safe option, but the fan base will want the new guy …
3. The Kellen Mond Debut
Eventually, super-recruit Kellen Mond is going to be terrific, but for now, he looks like he still needs time.
He’s got all the tools, and he’s the one option who could make the offense rock by himself, but he didn’t take off much in the spring scrimmage and only connected on 4-of-12 passes with a score and two bad interceptions. On the plus side, he looked the part. If A&M wants to go the dynamic route, here’s the guy.
And then there’s the wild-card. Nick Starkel spread the ball around well, but he was awful after a good start, completing just 10-of-27 passes. He’ll be the option in the middle of the Mond and Hubenek extremes.
4. Just Having A Game Was Important
Remember, A&M hasn’t always had traditional spring games under Kevin Sumlin. He didn’t unleash the full firepower of the team, and the scrimmage seemed more about getting all the quarterbacks some live reps in front of a good audience, but it showed how things are different now. Sumlin appears to be trying to create a new energy and a new excitement, and this might have been the start of some of the changes.
5. The Receivers Were Okay
Christian Kirk is the No. 1 guy everyone will work around, but considering the quarterback play was spotty, there’s reason to be fired up about the potential of the receiving corps.
The running backs made some of the better plays for the passing attack, but the wideouts did their part with a few big moments.
Redshirt freshman Quartney Davis finished off a nice spring with a touchdown catch from Hubenak, while 230-pound Aaron Hansford made a big grab on Mond’s lone touchdown throw.